Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location. I haven't decided. SPOT can identify and relay your location and programmed messages from nearly anywhere in the world. If the message still won't send, try the steps below. When you push the Check-in/OK button, you send one pre-programmed message to your contacts. If you see a red exclamation point or "not delivered" next to a message, tap the alert to try sending the message again. You can type and send texts through it with your phone. If the sender is not in your contact list or some times if their phone numbers are not in the correct format will at times end up in Unknown sender. You can check the status of your messages in the message thread. The LED lights indicate the transmission state of the device and message delivery to the SPOT gateway for delivery, but it does not guarantee message delivery to your recipient. After each step, try to send or receive a message on your Apple Watch again. The SPOT Gen 3 is a one way communication device. I particularly liked that I could custom configure two different messages using the Check-in/OK and Custom Message buttons. I've got a spot connect in the classifieds. This is a quick test and description of what it can do. If this is not happening, the problem could be due to your recipient not being available on an iPhone (Switched from iPhone to Android). The SPOT II Satellite GPS Messenger was the most obvious and probably best know choice. First, note the location and function of each of the primary buttons on the SPOT unit in this picture: Here are the simple steps to follow, along with some useful tips on using the Custom Message button: Load three AAA batteries. iPhone Not Sending iMessages. Unfortunately, it's not perfect. Tracking Check In Help/SPOT Assist...; Page 2 SPOT needs a clear view of the sky to obtain a GPS signal to provide the most accurate location information. If you can't send or receive messages. I might go in reach or satellite phone.. Send pre made messages and has an SOS button on it that doesn't require your phone. Page 13: Contacts SPOT X can hold up to 70 contacts and/or contact groups. I bought a Spot Messenger as I was going off the grid 4x4ing. Personal location beacons, while a more professional solution, do not typically provide that type of messaging capability. Page 1 SPOT GEN3 USER GUIDE S.O.S. When you send Messages from iPhone, the Messages are sent as Free iMessages to Apple device users and as paid SMS Text Messages to Android Phone users. Filter iMessages from unknown senders. Android Messages appears to be supporting RCS features also, but I do not typically use that app -- or at least not yet. You can filter iMessages from people who aren't saved in your Contacts. If you receive red flashing LEDs, we recommend transmitting your message from a different location. How to Send a Help Message on your SPOT Messenger. I can now send MMS messages, including both images and group messaging, over WiFi withdata turned off or on. SPOT also lets you send pre-programmed messages via a commercial satellite network to any email or text message recipient you setup before you leave. If no GPS location is found in 2 minutes, SPOT X does not send your message. The messaging on the SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger will be the same as the SPOT 2. I tried this on Android Messages, Textra, and Samsung Messages with the same result. Filer unknown messages are only for iMessages, not for SMS. Make sure they are lithium. Leaning towards the in reach. SPOT is not as reliable at the bottom of a deep canyon, in a cave, or in Your location and messages are delivered according to your instructions via email, text very dense woods. 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